Avaaz group was formed in 2007 to mainly address climate change, human rights, corruption, conflict, and poverty. It is an activist group that operates online with over 44 million members from over 194 countries. With a global aim to offer a voice to the unheard and promoting activism globally on issues that are of affecting citizens from different countries. The organization influence has been felt in many parts of the world and the voice of many people has been heard with the help of Avaaz organization.
Under the leadership of Ricken Patel, Avaaz has been very influential. Patel has vast experience as he has worked in many countries like Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia and Sierra Leone under International Crisis Group. Patel has also worked with MoveOn.org where he learned a lot about the use of activist online tools. With the help of other co-founders, Patel has made the organization grow and expand its activities to many countries and more information click here.
Avaaz has helped many citizens in airing their voices on pressing issues globally. Creation of marine reserves all over the world has been a key issue to prevent the extinction of some marine organisms. Therefore, Avaaz played a significant role in the UK and the US in creating marine reserves. Pollution of the environment has also been challenging as a result of selfish factories like Monsanto. Avaaz helped in the closure of Monsanto; agricultural chemical manufacturer to prevent environmental damage. Avaaz has been very key in raising funds to help to help people affected by disasters all over the world and what Avaaz knows.
In Brazil, corruption has been rampant. Therefore, Avaaz mobilized people and that helped in the fight against corruption in the country. Avaaz also has contributed in saving bees from deadly pesticides. They moved a petition to the European Union to ban neonicotinoids pesticide which was killing bees and reducing their population worldwide. Avaaz is funded by their members from different countries. The organization will continue with their activism activities which benefit people by offering them a voice and a platform to be heard and follow his Twitter.